Merlot Hemp Strain

Lineage: Cherry Wine x Berry Blossom
Original Breeder: Bodhi Urban | High Grade Hemp Seed

High Grade Hemp Seed’s Merlot strain is a consistent crowd pleaser. Not only does Merlot produce high levels of CBD, but also the strain is extremely vigorous in the field. High Grade Hemp Seed created Merlot by breeding two of our most popular strains — Cherry Wine and Berry Blossom. As such, Merlot features the best characteristics of each of these amazing hemp strains.

Terpene Profile: a sharp and robust frame of freshly opened tennis balls and orange peel underscored with rich tones of chocolate and cherries jubilee.

Merlot In The Field

Difficulty: Easy to farm
Resiliency: Vigorous Grower
Compliance: CBD: 9.50%THC: 0.24%
Cycle: Fast Finisher

Merlot is an excellent example of our breeding skill and craftsmanship at High Grade Hemp Seed. The strain is a full-term cultivar that exhibits the usual high-performance numbers. Merlot is a durable strain that can handle the demands of outdoor production.

As one of our original strains at High Grade Hemp Seed, you can trust that Merlot will outperform most others. The Merlot strain also boasts high CBD content and a mind-blowing terpene profile.

Growing Merlot

Hemp farmers enjoy the many benefits of growing Merlot. As the strain is a cross between two of our top performers, Merlot offers the best of both worlds. Merlot inherited the fast finishing time of Cherry Wine and the remarkable vigor of Berry Blossom. Moreover, Merlot’s amazing flowers and terpene profile are the perfect blend of both strains.

When planting, you can expect Merlot seeds to germinate in about 48 hours. With our incredible germination rate of near 95%, you can be assured that your Merlot CBD seeds will get the job done. High Grade Hemp Seed has industry-leading feminization rates of 1 male to 4,000 females.

The Merlot hemp strain is strong and grows well in many climates. Once flowering, Merlot will reach maturity at 8-9 weeks. In most regions, you can count on harvesting Merlot in late September or early October. This schedule gives you ample time to harvest while the weather is still warm. Our in-house farmers recommend planting 2,500 to 3,500 plants per acre.

Merlot regularly delivers between 2,500 and 3,000 lb per acre of dry plant material.

Merlot Compliance & THC Levels

CBD: 9.50%
THC: 0.24%

With a CBD content of 9.5% and a THC content of 0.24%, Merlot has well-balanced cannabinoid levels for hemp. To ensure that your Merlot crop remains federally compliant, we recommend that you regularly test flowers throughout production. When grown and harvested properly, Merlot will consistently deliver high CBD flowers with compliant THC levels.

Merlot Flowers

Merlot flowers embody the best traits of our Cherry Wine and Berry Blossom hemp strains. In addition to being extremely aromatic, these flowers are known to have a calming effect when consumed.

Merlot has a distinct terpene profile: sharp and robust. The terpenes are reminiscent of a freshly opened can of tennis balls and orange peel with undertones of rich chocolate and cherries jubilee. As an indica hemp strain, people enjoy the elevated mood and relaxing effects of Merlot flowers. With such unique characteristics, there is always demand for this popular strain of CBD hemp.

The terpene profile of Merlot makes the strain stand out from the rest. Merlot flowers feature a careful terpene blend of Myrcene, β-Caryophyllene, and a-Bisabolol. Myrcene is known for its relaxing effects, which are quite evident in Merlot. β-Caryophyllene and a-Bisabolol combine for a pleasing effect and elevated mood. These terpenes also work together to assist with ailments like chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety.